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PLASA Focus Glasgow adds to seminar programme

PLASA Focus Glasgow has announced more seminars and workshops for the upcoming show at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on 17-18 January 2018.

Adlib is set to bring big lighting and audio brands to the show, providing a hands-on experience. Newly added seminars will focus on large-scale light and sound design, approaches to mental health, changes to audio bandwidth, and building a successful lighting team.

In Adlib’s dedicated demo room, the team will be hosting practical sessions introducing the functionality and workflow of various digital mixing consoles. Allen & Heath will introduce the latest SQ series compact digital mixers; Midas will showcase their M32 console; DiGiCo will present their S-Series and SD12; and L-Acoustics will demonstrate the new Syva Colinear Source Loudspeaker System.

New additions to the programme provide technical insights for installations, personnel advice for lighting teams, crucial information for audio professionals, and mental health support for all.

John Robb, technical director of the Edinburgh International Festival, will reveal how his team overcame complex challenges to transform St Andrew Square for the 70th birthday of the festival. The installation, named The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom, combined innovative light, sound, and large-scale projections to transform the square into a magical night garden.

Following on from two successful seminars at the Leeds and London shows, PLASA and PSA reunite to explore approaches to mental health in the workplace. Occupational psychologist, Susannah Robertson-Hart will share insights she gained while helping employees and freelancers at the BBC.

Dave Phillips from Shure will provide vital information regarding the loss of the 700MHz band to the mobile sector. He will examine the implications of this and how best to prepare for the challenges ahead. This seminar will delve into best-practice radio frequency co-ordination, spectrally efficient digital wireless systems, and the future roles of audio professionals in live touring and events.

The Association of Lighting Designers will prescribe advice for how to build an effective lighting team, focussing on the importance of associate and assistant lighting designers. In an ever-demanding industry with tighter schedules, the ALD will investigate what the required skills for these roles are, how they differ, and why it is important to encourage production management to recognise these roles as vital team members.

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